Family, oh how you use me…let me count thew ways (but only if they’re deductable)

Taxes prepared for the SWMBO and me, the octogenarians, C the undecided and his middle daughter (his eldest refuses to bow to the dictates of a totalitarian state and the youngest has [joyfully] not earned a W-2).

Seventy-one pages of numbers and excuses, hand written, the octogenarian’s request for a Short Sale (trust me on this; if you don’t know about Short Sales, its really OK).

Worked until the early morning hours.  Too numb to bring the computer screen into just two images, not sure which letter follow C or if 3 really did come before 7; I was fairly certain that sleep just might be called for.

I washed the Ambien down with the remains of a double espresso and set off to battle the cats for space on the bed.

Five times torn from my slumber to answer a phone that wasn’t ringing.

It is now 0630, the octogenarians (Marion, the wicked witch of the north and John the confused) and rousing and once more in battle, the SWMBO attempting to speak above the din and four cats, in concert (if not in harmony) demanding to be fed  and I am, regrettably, awake.

Ahh, but there is an end in sight: early February filings for all, being shut of the octogenarian house and electrifying tones of Coltrane filling the house…either that or a brief nap when the  SWMBO takes her family shopping.

Author: MW Moore

I am surrounded by books with great, even heroic quotes, grand philosophies and theologies, mysteries and wonderments. I've never met an author of any. Oh what a finer person I would be if I had raised my voice above the pounding of the sea with Cicero, walked with Saul on that road to Damascus and on and on and on. Well, I didn't. But I've met some pretty swell people that had something to say...and many are related to me; they're My Family Jewels.

5 thoughts on “Family, oh how you use me…let me count thew ways (but only if they’re deductable)”

  1. My e-friend, YOU only get one life, too, you know? And remember what Ann Landers said — people can’t use you, if you don’t let them. It’s nice to serve people, it’s holy.. but there IS a demarcation line because your own life has inestimable value. Stay well. Peace.

    1. Too long away from this pages, mayhap due to my building lack of self-confidence.
      That is to say: I’ve doubted that I really have anything to and certainly not an effective way to say it.
      So…naturally I started a new business, blog and created a new character, that I sometimes become…for the amusement of tiny audiences (0 to 10, so far). I like to think of those performances as…well, rather intimate.
      If you’ve a mind to check it out:
      And thank you for the kind words.

      1. Re-invention is a positive step forward I always think, and it’s great to know you are feeling up to flying in the blogosphere again. And you are most welcome, I always enjoyed your posts a great deal, and look forward to reading more. The link takes me to a Vistaprint card though, so can you it up again please? Many thanks,

        – sonmi smiling upon the Cloud

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